Announcement The PU Classic III - Commencement

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With a new generation on the way, PU once again pauses to reflect on our past before heading into the future. Whether it is by nostalgia, boredom, or renewed interest, the PU Classic is born to fill the gap until the new generation arrives all the way down here in PU. This tournament will celebrate PU's interesting history through the generations, culminating into a finals where players must play all generations to have a chance to write their names in the history of the tier!

The format consists of three separate tournaments: The ORAS Cup, The BW Cup, and The DPP Cup. Each tournament is single elimination, best of three. Depending on your performance in a Cup, you will be awarded points. The point system is the same as the one used in Smogon Tour. When all the Cups have been finished, the eight players with the most points will advance to the play-offs. There they will battle in a best of three series until there is one undisputed PU Classic champion.

Signups for each Cup will be posted a week after the signups for the previous Cup in the circuit tournaments subforum. The hosts are allowed to play in the tournament that they are administering, as long as they elect someone else to create pairings. Here is the list of the Cups with the names of the hosts and the dates each will be posted, and with links to the signups:


If there are any questions, post in this thread and I will answer them as well as I can. Do not use this thread as a venue to complain about the format.


Have fun and good luck to everyone competing!
 
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Akir

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A few notes for the Classic:

  • All formats are expected to be played in their respective teambuilder format. Gen5 PU and Gen4 PU are in there.
  • The recent Gen5 Sleep ban only applies to OU, therefore Gen5 PU has Sleep moves allowed.
  • Speaking of sleep, Gen4 has a known bug where Sleep Clause is currently not enforced. Please note that Sleep Clause is enforced for this tournament, so any abuse of Sleep in Gen4 PU will result in a disqualification. If, by chance, you are the victim of this then please save the replay and report it.
 

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Due to the obvious noncompetitive nature of Riolu in Gen5 PU, it has been deemed pertinent to ban it from further play starting immediately. While there is counterplay to the mon, it is very constricting to properly check and can easily be played around. Additionally, all of the additional counterplay that could potentially arise for countering Riolu has not surfaced since PUPL, making the mon a menace to the tier in a way that does not promote meaningful gameplay or player interaction in any way beyond cheese.

As such, for the health of the tier and the BW Cup, it has been decided that Riolu is now banned, starting with Round 2. I apologize if this is an inconvenience to anyone, and will help build replacements teams if need be.
 

Akir

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Good morning everyone, here is the point spreadsheet!

For reference:
Out R1 = 0
Making R2 = 1
R3 = 2
R4 = 3
Semifinals = 5
Finals = 7
Winning = 9

Please note that this does not include ongoing extensions. As soon as they are settled, the points are also settled. If you have any questions, feel free to pm me.
 

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